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Lone Sentry WWII
A DIRECTORY OF WORLD WAR II NEWS AND LINKS
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Archive: May 2006
SUNDAY, MAY 28
An Infantry Platoon Leader in Patton's Army ◊
Bryan Bell's account of his service as First Lieutenant in G Company, 79th Infantry Division in action in France during WWII. The website also contains a number of unpublished photos including one of a rather odd-looking German Panzer IV destroyed in Normandy. External Link: "An Infantry Platoon Leader in Patton's Army" by Bryan Bell.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
Senegal's WWII Soldiers ◊
The BBC reviews a new film, Les Enfants Du Pays, about Senegalese soldiers who fought against the Germans in the 1940 Western Campaign during World War II. As a French colony, Senegal sent troops to fight alongside the French in 1940. External Link: Showing Senegal's WWII Heroes (BBC).
TUESDAY, MAY 16
North Africa Campaign Photos ◊
This smugmug account has a collection of photographs from Gilbert Lamb who served in North Africa during WWII. The album includes photographs of soldiers, locals, and scenery along with a number of pictures of military equipment, aircraft, and vehicles. External Link: WWII Album of Gilbert Lamb (stuartlamb.smugmug.com).
FRIDAY, MAY 12
William Yenofsky - Recollections of WWII ◊
"collections + [RE]collections" is a website based on the WWII experiences of Sgt. William Yenofsky who served with the 68th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft). The website contains photographs, interviews, and other momentos of his service in Europe including the Anzio landings and the liberation of Dachau. External Link: WWII collections + [RE]collections (osu.edu).
THURSDAY, MAY 11
WWII U.S. Airmen Remains from Tibet Identified ◊
Stars & Stripes reports on the identification of four crewmen of a C-46 which crashed in March 1944 in the Himalayas. The four airmen are scheduled to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery: pilot Capt. Douglas R. Wight of Westfield, N.J.; co-pilot 1st Lt. Herbert W. Evans of Rapid City S.D.; crew chief Cpl. John W. Hanlon of Arnett, Okla.; and radio operator Pfc. Gerald L. Rugers Jr., of Tacoma, Wash. China notified the U.S. in 2001 that the WWII wreckage had been found in Tibet. External Link: WWII Remains Identified After Discovery in Himalayas.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
Clarence M. McClymonds' WWII Photos ◊
The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is hosting the wartime photographs of Clarence McClymonds. McClymonds served as a radio technician in the 1255th Engineer Combat Battalion in Europe. The collection includes several photos of German tanks including a Tiger and Panther. External Link: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds.
TUESDAY, MAY 9
RAF Stirling Bomber Crash ◊
The RAF has located the families of crewmen from a Stirling bomber which crashed in the Netherlands during WWII. The RAF Stirling, W7624, crashed near Bentelo in August 1942. The remains of three crew members were found when the crash site was excavated last year. External Link: Family of Dead WWII Airman Found (BBC).
SATURDAY, MAY 6
XIX Tactical Air Command Photo Album ◊
The Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama has published the photo album of XIX TAC online. The photo album shows the history of XIX TAC from England to France and into Germany in support of Third Army. External Link: XIX Tactical Air Command Photo Album.
The G.I. Stories WWII history of the XIX TAC, Fly, Seek, Destroy, is also available online at www.33rdprs.org. External Link: The Story of the XIX TAC.
FRIDAY, MAY 5
WWII Japanese Balloon Bomb Attacks ◊
ABC News10 has an interesting online report on the Japanese balloon attacks on the West Coast of the United States during WWII. The Japanese launched over 9,000 balloons of which 300 were reported to have reached the United States mainland. The online report includes a number of period photos and a 1947 newsreel on the attacks. External Link: Under Attack: World War II Balloon Bombs Dropped on U.S..
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
AAA History ◊
Air Defense Artillery magazine has published online an interesting history of Antiaircraft Artillery in WWII, The Hammer of Hell, by Colonel E. Paul Semmens. External Link: The Hammer of Hell by Col. Semmens.
MONDAY, MAY 1
V-Disc Records – Music for Victory ◊
During WWII, the U.S. goverment and various record companies cooperated to produce records for overseas servicemen on the V-Disc label. The interesting story of V-Disc Records is captured on these two sites. External Link: V-Disc Records (members.aol.com) and V-Disc (Wikipedia)
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